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Texas gas production rises in May; oil output stays flat

Daily natural gas production in Texas climbed in May, while oil output was flat, the state Railroad Commission reported Aug. 14.

Texas drillers produced 704.51 Bcf of gas in May, or an average of 22.73 Bcf/d, on a preliminary basis. The daily average in May compared to April's preliminary average of 22.67 Bcf/d and May 2018's average of 19.28 Bcf/d.

The commission reported preliminary oil production of 101.9 million barrels for May, or an average of 3.3 million barrels per day. The daily average remained flat from April's number but surpassed May 2018 average of 2.8 million bbl/d on a preliminary basis.

Webb County edged out Reeves County to become the top gas producer in Texas, producing 56.32 Bcf in May. Reeves County produced 53.59 Bcf, ranking second.

Midland County kept its lead in May oil production with a preliminary total of 12.5 million barrels. Karnes County produced the second-largest amount at 7.7 million barrels.